In our afternoon reading: new writing from Janice Lee, Lindsay Hunter, and Alice Sola Kim; Justin Taylor on the work of Eliot Weinberger; and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.
Morning Bites: Chris Ofili, A “Pen & Ink” Excerpt, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
Chris Ofili talked with Calvin Tomkins, Nobel Prize odds for writers, an excerpt from Pen & Ink, talking books with David Cronenberg, Brooklyn Book Festival attendees, and more.
Whether your taste in books runs towards pastoral meditations on uniquely American themes or surreal stories of bizarre crimes, October will have plenty to offer. Writers reveal stories of favorite bars and beloved tattoos; cult authors return with shifts in style; and first books leave a significant mark. The weather’s getting colder; thankfully, there’s plenty on this list to go along with the seasonal beverage and sweater of your choice.